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Two Worlds: An Edinburgh Jewish Childhood; Promised Lands: A Portrait of My Father

By: David Daiches

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Great Britain, Canongate Classics: 1987

Seller ID: 247699

ISBN: 086241704X

Condition: Good Condition


Covering his childhood and student years, David Daiches recalls a unique period between the two world wars. There was something special about the Scottish-Jewish interchange in those years. Daiches was one of the sons of Edinburgh's Chief Rabbi. In their home, a quiet dark hub of foreign faith, memories of light and fesitivity predominate. Illustrious visitors from every corner of the globe would call on the distinguished Rabbi and the sons of the house would argue cheerfully with these itinerant scholars and diplomats. School was Scottish Presbyterian, with its characteristic smells of wood, ... View more info